Best of Award winner, 2011-2012New Mexico True


SO NEAR, YET SO FAR is a perfect description of the Chocolate Turtle, a New Mexico Bed and Breakfast located in the picturesque Village of Corrales, a historic farming community in the Rio Grande River Valley.

Relaxed and low-key, Corrales, NM is a world apart - you'd never know that we are surrounded by two of New Mexico's largest cities: Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, and it's just a short drive to Santa Fe. This historic village provides a step back in time and is home to working art studios, historic sites, galleries, shopping, restaurants , and wineries.

This inviting Albuquerque area bed and breakfast is centrally located with easy access to the famous Sandia Peak Tramway, the Balloon Park, and galleries. It is convenient for day trips to explore cultural and historical sites as well as outdoor activities including hiking, golfing, biking, and bird watching. Moderate temperatures, 360 days of sunshine, and the high desert climate distinguish Albuquerque, making outdoor recreation enjoyable year round.

Gracious hospitality and southwestern charm describe the experience awaiting you at the Chocolate Turtle. A classic adobe style home with four colorful, uniquely appointed guestrooms is just the beginning. From our portal (that's Spanish for porch) and the patio, both surrounded by colorful gardens of fragrant, southwestern plants, you have a magnificent view of the ever-changing Sandia Mountains. A continuous parade of wildlife, including bunnies, quails, roadrunners, and hummingbirds, provides ongoing entertainment.

Fresh flowers and delicious chocolate turtles await you in your room. And did we mention the scrumptious breakfasts served on the portal (weather permitting) or in the cheery breakfast room?

A stroll on the walking paths along the nearby historic acequias is like a step back in time as you pass orchards, vineyards, and horse farms. In fact, you may even get to pet a llama being walked by a villager.

The Sandia Mountains afford a beautiful and unique backdrop for weddings, outdoor receptions, and other types of celebrations. Our meeting space provides a great way to retreat from the office hustle. This Albuquerque area bed and breakfast is a perfect choice for the business traveler, offering late/flexible check-ins and early breakfasts, business services, and free high-speed wireless Internet.

Whether you live across the country or just over the Rio Grande, the Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast is a perfect getaway.

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